Joseph, a talented painter from Mukuru slums, knew he was an artist when he was still very young. He is passionate about his art but cannot yet live from his work. Even only paying for the materials is too expensive for his friends. ‘I offer them a sketch, but they want the taste of color’. […]
Not many children in the slums read story books when they are young due to lack of means. But you can find more and more opportunities to grab a book when you are interested. There is a community library in Majengo slums, or you find them second hand on the market where you can exchange them […]
No matter age, gender or class, we all like to play mobile games, because it is easy available. You can play the games everywhere on your cellphones. Most fans are kids. How is the parents opinion about gaming? Your reporter for African Slum Journal is Peris Wairimu.
Playing is a important part of learning. Running outside, playing on the computer, creating things or making theatre. It all helps to develop childrens minds physically and mentally. Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Milan Kamau from Mukuru, Benjamin Sidori from Majengo and Issa Mbatia from LungaLunga slums.
‘Nani kama mama – Who is like the mother’ is a Swahili saying about how important our mother is in our lives. Also in the slums of Nairobi mothers are respected for their devotion towards their children. With the love from their mothers many people in the slums have grown to be responsible and successful […]
The love for soccer, it all starts on dusty grounds with a ball made from waste plastic bags and ropes. Soccer keeps children from scavenging the dumpsites. Also girls are good in the field, and soccer is good for their self esteem. Your reporters for African Slum Journal are Musa, Eriss and Peris.
Chokora is the swahili name for the street children in Nairobi. Odhis, a young boy, tells us about living in the streets. ‘Some of us have fled the poverty at home, others are born here and have no family. We beg for food or scavenge around, collecting scraps for a few Ksh. It is cold, […]